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Workshops @ #IL2009

Many conference attendees participated in pre-conference workshops at Internet Librarian 2009 yesterday and today.  Some workshops were small seminars and others, like the Searchers & Web Manager Academies and Screencasting workshop, were large information intensive events.  I like the coverage of the Twitter workshop by attendee Chris Freeman (civillibrarian).  Chris also covered the Library Camp Monterey and Keeping Afloat workshop on Saturday.  Thanks, Chris, for sharing!

Internet Librarian 2009 Program on Your Mobile

IL2009_Phones_DisplaysMosio’s Text a Librarian has created a new MobileMicro site for Internet Librarian 2009.  Nothing to download or install & it’s free!  To use text message the keyword INTLIB to 66746 or type in in your mobile web browser.  Try it out!

“There’s been so much discussion recently about how libraries need to go to where the users are, develop and deliver services in micro-formats, take the library mobile. We’ve been covering it in Computers in Libraries magazine and it’s a topic on the program at Internet Librarian. Thanks to our partnership with Mosio, I’m glad to say we’re going to get to give attendees in Monterey a feeling for how it can apply in a real-life setting, by taking our own thick program, micro,” said Dick Kaser, Information Today’s VP of Content.

Check the program out on  your mobile and make sure you attend Track C on Tues Oct 27 — Mobile Trends & Practices!

Keynote Speaker @ #IL2009: Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf photo by Tony Phillips

Vint Cerf photo by Tony Phillips

Internet Librarian 2009 first keynote on Monday, Oct 26th is well known computer scientist Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, who is focuing on the conference theme — digital publishing, preservation and practices. Vinton (Vint) Cerf, along with Robert Kahn, is co-designer of the TCP/IP Internet network protocol.  Here is a picture of the two receiving an award from US President Bill Clinton.  There are a number of interesting videos of Cerf on the ‘net including: Wishing IEEE a happy 125th anniversary (2008), on net neutrality (2006), infrastructure for everyone to get access to the ‘net, including mobile and satellite access (2008) and a recent lecture of the University of Maryland where he talked about getting started, how cultures work differently around the world, RFID tags, and more.  Come see Vint Cerf in person next month in Monterey!